Rare Giant Squid Washes Up On Beach in New Zealand

by | May 15, 2015 | Cephalopods, Fish, Science | 0 comments

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A giant squid was found washed up on a beach in New Zealand. The Kaikoura Marine Centre and Aquarium has frozen the giant squid and placed it on display at the aquarium. Giant squid are a rare deep sea species which are rarely glimpsed in their natural habitat, often times not until they are found washed up on beaches. This opportunity to study the deceased squid gives aquariums and scientists an opportunity to study these mysterious deep sea creatures. It wasn’t even until 2004 that these large creatures were caught on video by Japanese researchers, so there is a lot more to learn about these fascinating creatures. MORE

  • Francis Yupangco

    Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.


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